[ Rules ] [ ot / g / m ] [ pt / snow / w ] [ meta ] [ Discord ]

/ot/ - off-topic

(For post deletion)
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
| Catalog

Vote on the future of Lolcow
Lolcow Awards results are in!

File: 1442154193997.jpg (62.79 KB, 500x395, tumblr_nte8bsry9B1rc9mw1o1_500…)

No. 161526[Reply]

Share tips, goals, low kcal recipes, exercise routines etc.
Fatties and anas are advised to keep the sperging to a minimum.
965 posts and 70 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 508555

>oh, my BMR is somewhere between 1600 and 1750 actually! so i wouldn't lose weight if i ate that much.

why do you think so, are you bedbound or something? my bmr + bmi were in the same range as yours when i started to lose weight and i lost 15 kg in 6 months on ~1500 kcal with 0 exercise except walks from work. that's still like 500 kcal deficit.

No. 508575

IF is terrific. I lost about twenty five lbs. from intermittent fasting alone (18:6) and then another ten when I cut out sugar. It works even if your hormones are screwy or what have you. My mom is in menopause and had gained about thirty pounds, she started IF and one moth in has lost five lbs already. It also helps keep your insulin production under control. The only trouble is that people new to it sometimes get constipated? Not a big deal afaict.

No. 508580

seconding IF. it’s hard to get used to in the first week or so but as your body adjusts, you don’t notice the time pass. i lost 20lbs from it but more importantly it changed my relationship with food so i’m not boredom or stress eating.

No. 508585

Stress and boredom eating disappeared for me too. That was a big deal, because that was how I gained most of my weight.

Doctors who promote it (there are a lot of them in my area) say it has a positive effect on the hormones that control hunger and a feeling of fullness. I can't remember the names of both but one of them is leptin.

I also know some people who do OMAD but jmo there's no way I could eat all the calories I need to in one sitting without feeling vaguely ill. Maybe if all I ate was salmon and avocados or something insane like that.

No. 517099

I'm 5'1, and my starting weight was 152 pounds. 130 is my first goal.

I packed on a lot of pounds during the start of college a year ago due to constantly eating junk, dunking down multiple cups of boba a week and generally being a lazy piece of shit.

Now I'm down to 145 in less than 2 weeks after going back to the gym, and eating low-carb (I try to limit to 75g for a start) on a 1200 calorie diet! I feel a lot better since I've began to eat cleaner too.

File: 1547045994952.jpg (141.86 KB, 762x884, not an identity.jpg)

No. 351615[Reply]

This thread is for the discussion of transgenderism / trans ideology from a gender critical and radical feminist perspective. It was originally created by Admin as an amalgamation of the TERF and Transgender threads.

Gender critical and radical feminism define gender as sociological (feminine/masculine) and sex as biological (female/male). Woman is defined as an adult human female. Radical feminists seek to abolish gender as it is used by patriarchy to oppress women socially, reproductively, and financially. They strive to preserve women's spaces (such as restrooms, locker rooms, and health care providers) and areas of artistic and intellectual expression separate from men.

Trans ideology posits that one's gender is self-determined based on one's feelings and defines woman as the characteristics and behaviors traditionally ascribed to females by society. Increasingly, transactivists are conflating gender and sex and asserting that a person can self-identify both gender and sex.

Gender critical feminists strive to maintain the distinction between gender and sex. The conflation of gender and sex erases the biological reality of women, eliminates women-only spaces, and disestablishes women as a protected class. Existing laws and legislation currently being passed around the world allowing for self-identification on legal documents do not differentiate between gender and sex.

The acronym TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism) is used primarily by transactivists and their allies to denigrate radical feminists and other women who express gender critical ideas. Transactivists portray TERFs as violent oppressors by virtue of their ideas alone.

Posts of related news and web articles are welcome. Posts of photos, videos, and blogs of transactivists for the purposes of discussion and critique are welcome. Please refrain from derailing, infighting, and ad hominem attacks. This thread is not intended for the general discussion of feminism, sexuality, misogyny, or misandry.

Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
1133 posts and 206 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 360647

>incredibly capitalistic

Be still my heart

No. 360648

>Restarting arms race with Russia might do the trick

Imagine a political party stirring up tensions with Russia haha, so glad the Bush era is over.

No. 360680

Capitalistic in the sense Eli seems preoccupied with being the head of a self-created heirarchy, and all that entails - using people for personal gain, focus on increasing status and influence, sex obsession, control of assets and entry into the "group", emotional manipulation, and so on. They even rent out an office to run their "business" from.

It was hard to translate but I imagine they have been through some times. I only wish I could see the screencaps/the 17 page letter she sent Eli with the details, maybe it was more specific

No. 362159

It sounds like a sexual fantasy that trannies would have. I would not be surprised if these women are exonerated.

No. 386853

Post something that triggers a troon. Wanna make a folder out of these.(use the new thread)

File: 1577033930774.jpg (29.74 KB, 1280x630, error.jpg)

No. 497325[Reply]

As we witness more and more corporations buying big platforms and mistreating them and their userbases, I think it's save to say that websites could completely vanish from one day to the next.
One of the absolute worst offenders of that is Yahoo/Verizon (who also own Tumblr and killed Geocities, Polyvore, parts of Flickr, all their Yahoo! sub websites like Yahoo Answers,-Blog,-Video, del.icio.us and many more) who now actively tried to prevent archival of their latest victim "Yahoo Groups" (if you want to read about it, here's a summary: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/303208-verizon-bans-archivists-trying-to-save-yahoo-groups-data-from-deletion).

Even Twitter startet to delete accounts who haven't logged in for 6 months, starting on December 11th this year.

Are there any websites or blogs you achived or you think are important and worth to be saved as a part of internet history?
Are you salty about a website that got nuked in an unfair way?
Any other thoughts regarding Internet History? Are you worried?
Discuss and Vent.
217 posts and 18 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 505815

I think we had an xoJane/vain thread at one time, but maybe that was GOMI or PLL. They were definitely cows, but at least they were more interesting that "costhot posting her photoshopped ass online again." Anons ITT are right that the Internet is shallow and boring now. I think cancel culture and wokeism plays into that. I really do miss unapologetically bitchy media made for and by women; it feels like everyone is trying to play nice now and that fakeness is so off-putting.

No. 505876

That's interesting because when that culture came on the internet and I knew the internet's demographics was shifting and more normalfags were coming online.

While I do agree this era had more media made for and by women the gossip stuff was particularly littered with a lot of misogyny and hateful attitudes about different types of women outside the molded norm. Idk why so many anons are nostalgic for the "dumb bitch" culture of the 2000s when it was focused on making women look as dumb and as much as slutty fuckups as possible? It was fake too but in its own way.

No. 505878

You guys seem completely blinded by nostalgia goggles. Places like jezebel and xojane were originators of woke cancel culture lmao

Kinda ot but does anyone think it's fucked that the founder of manrepeller got married to an investment banker?

No. 506342

I don't think xoJane/vain was ever GOOD lol I just miss hate reading messy stories and comments (hence why I come to lolcow). It does annoy me that women are always on their best behaviour online lest some scrote use them as an example of AWALT, or because some bitch is going to feel "shamed" by what you said. I also feel like everything is overly curated these days whereas being online used to feel like a break from that sort of IRL perfectionism (at least for me).
I get it because clothes and fashion cost money. MR used to somewhat interest me for her kooky choices, but now it's just xoJane without the funny parts. Everything is so bland.

No. 507676

You all getting it wrong, it's due to some stupid US based law was lobbied by, big surprise, streaming services who had to compete with free child content.

The "real" reason behind it is "to protect the children" from being data mined by Youtube (to make matching ads- which was very profitable for gulag), because you know only children privacy matters.

I miss the AMVs and not being forced to use gulag account.

File: 1575485474594.png (23.5 KB, 512x512, 1531140834476.png)

No. 490704[Reply]

Have a dumbass question that doesn't fit any other threads? Ask away!

Previous thread: >>>/ot/473321
1198 posts and 65 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 507360

is there a fire fox add on that lets me save a site to view later? I don't want use the favorite thing because I'll be saving 100+ sites at a time

No. 507382

Because it's just noise for edgelords. My favorite fans are rnb and dance music fans. I hate most metalheads like I hate most who are super into vgs and anime

No. 507417

Metal heads have the most undeserved sense lf superiority, they fucking piss me off. Their horrible attitudes and boomer stance on music is whats killing the genre as there is not many modern entry point bands that for outsiders to who want to explore the genre. I'm saying this as someone who listens to a crap to of black metal, which fans of black metal are almost as annoying as kpop fans.

No. 507418


Thread has exceeded 1200 posts and is about to be locked! Please create a new thread and post a link to it.

No. 507426

try onetab? you can collapse your tabs and view them later all in one tab.

File: 1578018722624.gif (405.41 KB, 500x375, giphy.gif)

No. 500552[Reply]

Here's to hoping 2020's isn't crap. I suspect it won't actually change until 2022/2023, however.
32 posts and 4 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 506968


Lol that goth in that pic's hairstyle and look reminds me more of the older goth/punks. I think every girl in the 2000s was too focused on being glammed up or focused on scrote attention in some vein or the other (not their fault) to actually go halfway bald like that lmao

No. 506970

I used to hate happy tree friends. It horrified me even then tbh. Couldn't understand why people liked it. It was too graphic and also gross to see people getting excited by it. People got brain damaged after 2001.

Even back then I thought the 2000s edgelord was embarrassing and trendy trash that was going to age bad. I thought easily 80% of the stuff in the 2000s was trendy bullshit that wasn't really of quality or classicness. God the 21st century has been super awkward. I can see us kinda gaining our footing now in the 20s? I really hope we go back to stuff making cohesive sense lol. But the 2000s was more experimental than 2010s which is good, but man…. a lot of it was shit.

Looking back my favorite kind of edginess is the late 20th century edginess, 00s edginess was really childish and pointless tbh. Some of it was good/needed but a lot of it had no meaning or value.

No. 506980

All of the characters are so cute though, I wish the show was actually about them being friends and nothing bad ever happens to them.

No. 506999

But then if you do watch over your kid 24/7 you're an evil helicopter parent

Which one is it

No. 507178

>"censorship has to be a thing. people are too stupid to handle it. yes, adults included."

That's literally thought-control, oh my god. You're basically saying that artists deserve to have their basic rights taken away on account of stupid people. I'm not a fan of the "think of the children!1!!" moral outrage, but at least I understand the logic of it. You're not even saying "think of the children" you're saying "people's rights need to be taken away to protect idiots."

Also, lolicon is already against the law in some countries. I would never defend it. Plus most people into lolicon are also into actual child porn, so getting rid of it doesn't affect normal people the way censoring violence would.

It was a joke. Also, sage your non-contributions.

Monitoring your kids' internet use isn't helicopter parenting. There is such thing as middle ground you know.

Also I literally never even mentioned helicopter parenting, much less complained about it?

File: 1579911041682.png (28.53 KB, 370x320, tumblr_oxcycoLoDQ1wb3g25o1_400…)

No. 506811[Reply]

can i go to jail for downloading music with a youtube mp3 converter? like some people get emails when they hack movies so i am wondering if the same happens to music do i need to have vpn
3 posts omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 506866

They only go after people who share the music, not download it. It's a little different. Unless you're torrenting some popular album that just came out, you should be in the clear without a VPN. Zip files are also pretty much okay.

No. 506894

Direct downloads can't be tracked, and that includes ripping from youtube.
The reason people get caught torrenting is because your IP address is attached and major corps have spies watching in big torrents.

No. 506910

If you don't torrent and don't distribute content it's fine. Just use DDL sites.

No. 506988

kek, very wholesome thread

No. 515981

Why is it still here ahah? whatever.

The farmhands have been deleting my posts for a while now.


nice comeback. man /m/ and /g/ are truly fucked.

funny that you call me a radfem when i just point out the lolis and the ddlg shit

>gang bang doujins
totally not a male. this couldn't be more obvious
Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

File: 1453839210513.png (1.07 MB, 1080x400, image.png)

No. 73039[Reply]

>PULL 1.0 was deleted
>PULL 2.0 was made but also deleted within a week
>PULL 3.0 (current version) is its own website so it won't be deleted
>all the oldfags from 1.0 jumped ship and disappeared when 1.0 was deleted
>3.0 now populated by 12 year old edgelords
1040 posts and 184 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 506655

no that's aikuros I think. the cowsel thread was embarrassing though. a whole thread for some girl because she's "pretty but kinda boring"?

No. 506864

I usually hate when people say this but honestly most posters in that thread are just jealous of Mikan cause she goes to Bunka, dated a Japanese dude, and leaves in Japan. In fact most PULL users are pissed off at people simply cause they have something that they don't. Some threads are valid but most are a mess.

No. 507122

Seriously, like Mikan legitimately does milky shit but the same posters keep complaining about her sense of humor every 3 pages, it's like, okay we get it, you're rehashing the same thing you said before.

No. 507503

File: 1580092869428.jpg (151.89 KB, 1076x876, Screenshot_20200126-213516.jpg)

From the Venus thread, one of the PULL users has bought some of Venus' old clothes from Margo.

No. 507506

File: 1580092999766.jpg (256.98 KB, 1080x1231, Screenshot_20200126-213343.jpg)

when another user commented on it being a poor use of money, they replied with this.

File: 1425808960074.jpg (19.36 KB, 320x418, image.jpg)

No. 126041[Reply]

This board is mostly populated by women, right? We should have a thread to post pictures of guys you want to fuck (or ladies too, doesn't matter.)
1168 posts and 608 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 205042

Isn't it just people having different tastes?

No. 205068

Kind of looks like weeby yellow fever to me also, tbh.

No. 205077


Probably underage weebs just posting their chink idols.

No. 506177

going through this thread and it seems as if you gals like the "brunette guy with big nose" motif

No. 506188

File: 1579727485702.png (202.13 KB, 480x478, skeet ulrich.png)

I like how he consistently looks like someone's cutting onions nearby and he's holding back the urge to cry.

File: 1492303738086.jpg (32.04 KB, 960x360, IMG_3066.JPG)

No. 187002[Reply]

A general cosplay thread. Post wip, ask for / give advice, post tutorials and experiences, etc
62 posts and 12 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 505823

I'm by no means experienced with sewing but I think investing in a semi decent sewing machine is worth it if you can afford it and have space for it. My machine was about $250, which isn't a drop in the bucket, but it's a step past Singer's beginner line of sewing machines and has lasted me almost 10 years with no real issues. On the other hand, my friend got a shitty $50 beginner Singer to start out and it shit itself not long after she got it (paid more in repairs than I did for my whole machine). Knowing even the basics of sewing is pretty handy so you can fix/alter your own clothes. Learning to handsew is quite tedious, but if you like to do sort of mindless things with your hands it's nice. Some costumes might also require both machine and hand sewing, for delicate parts or buttons or things that you're afraid of your machine fucking up on.

As for starting, buy easy patterns online/at your city's garment district if your city has one. Look at your clothes and the seams and look at how they're attached to get an understanding as to how to piece things together. Look up very easy sewing projects on youtube. Resources are endless nowadays. It can easily become overwhelming because of fabric choices, how to line and cut your pattern pieces out against the fabric, how to read patterns, etc., but really, just say fuck it and start making stuff. You can also start by making your own clothing patterns by tracing out basic shapes onto newspaper, or if you really want to, take apart a piece of clothing and see how all the pieces are shaped. You can break things down to like "how to sew a sleeve" or "how to sew (x shape item)" and probably find easier tutorials. Mood fabrics also has a whole section on their website somewhere with FREE patterns and tutorials!

I never formally learned how to sew. A lot of it from day one for me is "line up the two pieces of fabric at the edges (right sides together), put down the sewing foot of my machine, and GO" and 10ish years later it still works lol.

Also, whether you decide to sew or buy a machine, BUY FABRIC SCISSORS. Dedicated fabric scissors. Hide them from everyone you know and never ever use them for anything but fabric. Trust me. I used regular scissors for years but they're never sharp enough and will ruin your fabric and make your life absolute hell. They are the single most important thing to Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

No. 505836

what sewing machine are you using, anon? i currently own a singer and i'm thinking about an upgrade.

No. 505863

this is so kind and i really appreciate it. Just knowing where to get some patterns gives me a wonderful start

No. 505868

File: 1579629227849.jpg (17.33 KB, 488x355, 61Z4SZsODTL._AC_SY355_.jpg)

I own a Singer 7258! My friend who owned that shitty singer upgraded to a Brother machine (I think it was the SE-400?? Honestly cannot remember the model or what it looks like lol) and it's also AMAZING, but roughly about $400… I'm a bit jealous of hers, but my machine gets shit done so whatever.

Glad to help anon! I hope you'll have fun! It might be worthwhile to sign up for local sewing classes or something too if you'd like! I think JoAnn's offers them and will give you machines to use to practice on.

No. 506495

I just dove into the deep end when I got into sewing and bought a sewing machine! Mine is a really basic singer I got for ~$114; I’d like something nicer in the future so I can do more elaborate stuff, but it does what I need it to do for now and I really like it.


^this is a vintage pattern wiki so you can look at/ print off some patterns for free. I haven’t looked at it in depth yet, my friend just sent it to me recently.

I started off sewing by doing simple alterations to my clothes and then experimenting with fabric scraps. Then I tried my hand at a medium difficulty cosplay and it went well! I was able to learn a lot from the experience. Youtube has a lot of really good resources along with sewing books and sewing panels at conventions. I would always go to those and take notes like a nerd lmfao. I think the most important thing for you to do is learn vocabulary! Learn the parts of your sewing machine, sewing terms/tools, clothing terms, etc.

>>505868 if you’re having trouble grasping concepts or would like to be able to ask questions then I also recommend sewing classes! You don’t need them to be successful though, so it’s okay if between fabric, patterns and a machine it’s already too much money and you can’t make the investment. Good luck!

File: 1522701923040.png (222.05 KB, 1088x728, Never change imageboard_a809e2…)

No. 238815[Reply]

What other imageboards do you visit? Which ones do you like best? It seems like it's hard to find comfy imageboards with minimal shitposting that aren't completely dead.
200 posts and 27 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

No. 504694

i can only stomach this one and maybe cc. the nazi retards that plague 4chan deserve their depression and alienation. the internet and the world would be a better place if they'd just hurry up and kill themselves already.

No. 504767

I think we all know the answer, but is most of /sci/ 'I fell for meme degree' posts just people thinking they're entitled to 6 figure jobs straight out the gate or looking for an excuse on why them slacking off during college totally didn't affect their career prospects. Because looking at /sci/ and any other source they have starkly different points.

No. 504834


same. except cc has been so annoying with that shit over the past few days. totally unrelated threads keep getting derailed by nazi bullshit. reporting and trying not get sucked into it, but whatcha gonna do.

No. 505001

i'm convinced that the scrote invasion brought a bunch of racefags along with it. so many weirdly sexual posts that reek of male along pointless racism.

No. 505768

some dipshit. he's shitting up /ic/ as well

Delete Post [ ]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
| Catalog | Search
[ Rules ] [ ot / g / m ] [ pt / snow / w ] [ meta ] [ Discord ]